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(Influential Leadership) Master Clarifying Conversations, Part 2

By John Hadley | May 3, 2022

Last time I shared this relationship ‘truth’:   The quality of a relationship is directly proportional to the amount of effective communication that exists in that relationship.     One key to effective communication is the clarifying conversation.   Steps To Mastering The Clarifying Conversation   Step One: Get Clear Your Intent   The first […]

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(Influential Leadership) Master Clarifying Conversations

By John Hadley | Apr 25, 2022

How much of your leadership success depends on your ability to skillfully relate to others? Whether it’s the relationship with your clients, senior management, staff or co-workers, your ability to effectively communicate and master key relationships could arguably be the most important component of your success and fulfillment.   Relationship Cancer   Assuming this is […]

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Should You Reveal Your Age in a Job Interview?

By John Hadley | Apr 15, 2022

Age-ism is something many candidates are worried about, and often that worry itself puts a gremlin on their shoulder that gets in the way of their search.  Here’s a question I was asked on this subject, and my answer.  I welcome your thoughts on the topic – leave a comment!     I usually get […]

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(Influential Leadership) Ask Questions

By John Hadley | Apr 14, 2022

We often make the mistake of thinking that leaders should already have all of the answers.  If you want to be a truly influential leader, don’t hesitate to ask questions!   Often when we think we don’t have a lot to contribute to a discussion, we hesitate to ask questions. This is a big mistake, […]

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(Influential Leadership) Frame Effective Questions

By John Hadley | Apr 7, 2022

Many times we hold back on asking a question because we don’t want to look uninformed. We don’t want people to think, “They should already know that!”   Even savvy business consultants sometimes fall into this trap. But asking questions is critical to both being perceived as a leader, and to getting the information you […]

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(Influential Leadership) Leadership Communication: Fair But Firm

By John Hadley | Mar 31, 2022

Here is the fourth and final part of the  “Four Tests of A Leader.”  Take inventory of these four tests so that your followers will know without a shadow of a doubt why they are following you.   “Why Should I Follow You?”   Are you professional who knows your success depends upon leading other […]

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I Don’t Want To Be Seen As Bragging

By John Hadley | Mar 24, 2022

I was talking to a job seeker a few days ago, who finds networking very uncomfortable.  She feels like she is ‘pushing’ her message on others, and bragging about herself.   This is a common issue.  I remember how at one of the first workshops I did at a conference, “Promoting You”, someone near the […]

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(Influential Leadership) Leadership Communication: The Competence Test

By John Hadley | Mar 21, 2022

Here is the 3rd of “The Four Factors For Superlative Leadership Communication.”   Specifically, what can you do as a leader to minimize direct reports missing the mark on an assignment?   Catch up on the series here.   Factor #3: Make sure your request passes The Competence Test   If a follower is to […]

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(Influential Leadership) Leadership Communication: The Clarity Test

By John Hadley | Mar 14, 2022

Here is the 2nd of “The Four Factors For Superlative Leadership Communication.”   Specifically, what can you do as a leader to minimize direct reports missing the mark on an assignment?   Last week we covered the first factor: attach a deadline to your  request.  Now let’s move on to factor #2.   Factor #2: […]

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